In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named “Los Terkos” spend their days listening to slowed down cumbia music and attending dance parties, showing off their outfits, hairstyles and gang alliances. These different bands of disaffected youth refer to themselves as Kolombianos, combining the Cholo culture with Colombian music. Ulises Samperio (17), the leader of Los Terkos, tries to protect his friends from the nefarious elements of a quickly evolving drug/political war, but after a misunderstanding with a local cartel, he is forced to leave for Jackson Heights, Queens, a diverse immigrant community in New York City. Ulises tries to assimilate, but when he learns that his gang and the whole Kolombia culture is under threat, he questions his place in America and longs to return home.
User Reviews: A Mexican movie.
It shows the reality of a minority in this country.
It tells the story of a boy immersed in a gang of cumbieros who is forced to migrate illegally to the United States.
Contact in two times and in moments of memories.
Raw Heartbreaking Revealing Intense
The important thing about this movie is to keep in mind that it is located in 2011 when Felipe Calderón was at war with drug trafficking and there was a gang fight.
Photography and music are very well managed.
Language can become strong but real. It is not romanticized.
This movie is not for everyone, it is for those who enjoy seeing social portraits on the screen.